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  1. When the Tweels were introduced the Michelin factory rep was saying they could be retreaded. Anyone know if this is still an option? Brian.
  2. We used Kinman Glass 515-244-2244 in Urbandale. They would come to the shop and use the window frame as a pattern to cut the glass and then install it. I assume they could still do that. Another one is Scott’s Auto Glass. 515-277-9168. Also does mobile repairs. Brian
  3. Here is the specifications page for a 656 showing the forward - reverse ground speeds. Also, a page from a service manual showing how the forward - reverse planetary gear set takes the place of the TA.
  4. I went through a dealer ownership change in 1979, and part of that process was the ability to get new parts fiche at no charge. IIRC none of the standard tractor parts books were not part of the tractor fiche set, but could be ordered separately at cost to the new dealer. We did not order them as we still had the paper books and seldom if ever needed to get them out. I do not recall any of the standard tractors in this area. Brian
  5. I have heard that there are purge pumps to empty the DEF system and lines back into the tank? Is this correct?
  6. The value of this is the “Index”. The letter series through the X40 and 60 series had several GSSxxxx manuals that made up the complete service information for each model. Some of these GSS numbers are difficult to find.
  7. Switch….Cat 7N0718. Key…..Cat 8H5306. The numbers may update. Also might check at NAPA with the switch number. Theirs may be cheaper. Wire the switch into the battery ground cable circuit. I think think this would not effect the ignition switch operation and definitely would stop rundown batteries from lights left on. Brian
  8. I recently read a book “Death Traps” by Belton Y. Cooper about his experiences in the 3rd Armored Division in WWII. He was an officer involved in the recovery and repair of tanks. The title refers to the vulnerabilities of the US tanks. He also mentions the German’s lack of parts to repair their tanks. A good read.
  9. 3288 price book shows 192# for installed 2 speed PTO. Should be similar to your 706. Brian.
  10. I can just imagine someone calling a Cat parts counter asking for parts for a 525 which is a forestry skidder in the Cat product line.
  11. I was able to purchase a January 1984 dealer price book at the RPRU in Des Moines. It was the first price book I had seen for sale and was told by the seller that he found it in a desk at a dealership where the doors closed and everyone had to walk away. I would suspect that price books were very closely protected to prevent them getting into the hands of the competition. Also a dealership would not want old ones laying around. Would not want someone using an out of date book to quote prices. I agree that they are interesting to read, since it is where it all begins as a machine is ordered. X3 on Mike Becker. Phone. 7one5-7two6-194two. Brian
  12. Dairy products have a five digit establishment number on the containers that identifies the manufacturer. Link to the FDA establishment number docment: https://www.fda.gov/media/104934/download For example, 19053 is 19 (Iowa) 053 (Anderson Erickson Des Moines). This will tell if for example, HyVee labeled milk is packaged by AE. Brian
  13. It was amazing how much my dad learned when I went to college!!
  14. The C operators manual states that the PTO is supplied lube from the transmission. The belt pulley and PTO top shaft bearing would be lubed from the front side by “throwoff” from the PTO gears. The parts book shows shims between the belt pulley housing and the PTO housing that appear to block off this passage. It is not real clear. Brian.
  15. Part number 369388R1. CaseIH shows it as discontinued. Google search shows: Farmall Parts… https://farmallparts.com/Rear_Axle_Hub_240_404_Utilities/p25277 Bates. https://www.batescorp.com/369388r1-hub-rear-axle.html Jensales. https://www.jensales.com/products/international-harvester-rear-axle-hub-ihs151.html Prices seem to vary. Brian
  16. E160BHM

    Drain tile

    I have some old SCS tile maps from 1971 showing tile installed near me. The Minimum Grades are shown by line section. Three lines at 0.3%, 0.4%,and 0.6% grade respectively. The tiles flow well.
  17. I had an aftermarket three point hitch on a C that covered up the check plug for the transmission, so I made a dipstick. Sparing no expense, I made it from some used #9 wire. The oil level (at the offset) is 10 1/4 inches below the top of the deck through the fill hole. Brian
  18. And to all who posted pictures for the rest of us who could not be there: THANK YOU.
  19. And no chains…. Whatever could go wrong here??
  20. Bill: Is that an Electrall mounted on a letter series? Wondering how it is mounted and driven. Only saw them on 400 and 450s. More pictures?? Thanks, Brian
  21. Dad had a 24 picker on a 300. Great for hogs…get your feed and bedding in the same load. Brian
  22. I went from a 3 point 72” mower on a 40 hp tractor to a 52” used commercial 24 hp ExMark mower. With the 72”, mowing time was always 2 hours. With the 52” z turn mowing time is now 2 1/2 hours, but only need to trim every other time I mow. It takes less time to trim because I can mow closer to everything. The tractor never ran out of power in tall grass where the z turn is somewhat power limited. A suspension seat helped the ride on the z turn, but I still am speed limited by my rough yard when it is dry. On side slopes I learned to set my speed with the downhill lever and steer with the uphill lever. All in all, I prefer the z turn because of less turf damage and reduced trimming. Brian
  23. Wold Rim & Wheel in Garnavillo, IA makes and sells rims and will make custom rims if necessary. Link: https://www.woldinc.com/ Had very good luck when they made us some custom motor grader front rims and the price was reasonable. Brian
  24. At the manufacturer the marketing and legal departments have their issues. Marketing wants consistent image and correct paint scheme and brand /model number placement. (think black stripe decals). Legal departments want all safety and patent decals properly placed. As far as various colored parts, the Agco dealers have to deal with this on all of their brands.
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